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Canvey Island
Mildenhall Town
A Vyse (38' Pen, 74')
Full time
A Kouassi (25')
Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 208

Canvey Island 2-1 Mildenhall Town

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Vyse Brace Secures Comeback Victory

Canvey Island recorded back to back wins for the first time this season on Saturday, beating Mildenhall Town 2-1 at The Frost Hire Stadium in the Bostik North.

Manager Mark Bentley made one change from the side that defeated Basildon United on New Year’s Day, bringing forward Adam Vyse into the starting XI in place of the injured Jose Figura.

It took until the 25th minute for any action of note and resulted in the visitors opening the scoring.

A ball in behind the Canvey defence released striker Thomas Debenham, but his shot from the edge of the box was parried away by goalkeeper Harry Palmer. The danger wasn’t over however as the ball was collected by Abouhadje Kouassi on the right, and having cut back to reduce the angle his shot from went through Palmer and then Jordan Brown on the line to score.

Canvey had an opportunity to restore parity almost immediately, but Adam Vyse’s shot from a tight angle following a corner was driven into the side netting.

The Gulls did draw level on 38 minutes after Mildenhall defender Thomas Boxer handled inside the box from a corner. Adam Vyse stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot to equalise.

Vyse should have scored again three minutes before the interval following another dangerous Sam Collins corner. This time the ball was flicked on at the near post towards Vyse, but the forward was unable to make the required contact to score from point blank range.

Josh Hutchinson hit the crossbar twice for Canvey with crosses from the left wing in the early stages of the second half, either side of Abouhadje Kouassi coming close to scoring his second for the visitors.

A swift counter attack saw Kouassi burst into the box on 53 minutes, but his shot from the right was well saved by Harry Palmer low down.

Canvey hit the woodwork for a third time on 65 minutes when a low cross from the left was struck towards goal by Adam Vyse at the front post, but his shot caught a deflection before hitting the top of the crossbar and going behind for a corner.

The corner was played deep but kept in play by Vyse. He played it back to Jordan Brown to swing in an excellent cross which Martin Tuohy headed into arms of goalkeeper Blake Horton.

The Gulls took the lead on 74 minutes when Josh Hutchinson and Sam Collins combined on the left wing deep inside the Mildenhall half. Collins sent over a superb cross which Adam Vyse was on hand to head home from close range.

Mildenhall put plenty of pressure on in the remaining quarter of an hour, spending more time in the Canvey half than they had at any other point in the match. The closest the came to equalising was on 85 minutes when a cross from the left was flicked on by tall forward Thomas Debenham, but Abouhadje Kouassi could only shoot into the side netting after sliding in at the back post.

The final chance of the match fell to the home side deep into five minutes of additional time, but Sam Collins’ long range effort was brilliantly tipped over the bar by the Hall keeper.

Photo: KJA Sports Images

LISTEN: Mark Bentley Post-Match Interview with Simon Pitts

Adam Vyse

Player of the Match

Adam Vyse

Key moments

25:00
Goal Abouhadje Kouassi scores for Mildenhall Town
38:00
Scored Penalty Adam Vyse scores a penalty for Canvey Island
74:00
Goal Adam Vyse scores for Canvey Island

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Adam Vyse is awarded player of the match for Canvey Island
84:00 Sub On
Ben Nolan is substituted on for Mildenhall Town
84:00 Sub Off
Emmanuel Osei-Owuso is substituted off for Mildenhall Town
79:00 Sub On
Joseph Asensi is substituted on for Mildenhall Town
79:00 Sub Off
Hugo Odogwu-Atkinson is substituted off for Mildenhall Town
74:00 Goal 2 - 1
Adam Vyse scores for Canvey Island
70:00 Sub Off
Jarid Robson is substituted off for Mildenhall Town
70:00 Sub On
Aaron Smith is substituted on for Mildenhall Town
69:00 Yellow Card
Marlon Agyakwa is yellow carded for Canvey Island
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Hugo Odogwu-Atkinson is yellow carded for Mildenhall Town
38:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 1
Adam Vyse scores a penalty for Canvey Island Watch the video
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37:00 Yellow Card
Panayiotis Boxer is yellow carded for Mildenhall Town
37:00 Yellow Card
Thomas Boxer is yellow carded for Mildenhall Town
25:00 Goal 0 - 1
Abouhadje Kouassi scores for Mildenhall Town
15:00 Yellow Card
David Cooper is yellow carded for Mildenhall Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Canvey Island
  • Mildenhall Town
  • 0
  • David Cooper Yellow Card 15:00'
  • Abouhadje Kouassi Goal 25:00'
  • Panayiotis Boxer Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Thomas Boxer Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Adam Vyse Scored Penalty 38:00'
  • Hugo Odogwu-Atkinson Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Marlon Agyakwa Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Jarid Robson Sub Off 70:00'
  • Aaron Smith Sub On 70:00'
  • Adam Vyse Goal 74:00'
  • Joseph Asensi Sub On 79:00'
  • Hugo Odogwu-Atkinson Sub Off 79:00'
  • Ben Nolan Sub On 84:00'
  • Emmanuel Osei-Owuso Sub Off 84:00'

Team selection

Mildenhall Town
  • 1. Blake Horton
  • 2. David Cooper
  • 3. Andrew Camilo-Tayaca
  • 4. Hugo Odogwu-Atkinson
  • 5. Thomas Boxer
  • 6. Panayiotis Boxer
  • 7. Abouhadje Kouassi
  • 8. James Seymour
  • 9. Thomas Debenham
  • 10. Jarid Robson
  • 11. Emmanuel Osei-Owuso
  • 12. Ben Nolan
  • 13. Aaron Smith
  • 14. Kian Ronan
  • 15. Joseph Asensi
  • 16. Khris Oti

League round up

Other North Division results

Barking
5
1
3
0
Coggeshall Town
Heybridge Swifts
1
0
Bowers & Pitsea
4
2
Dereham Town
2
1
Brentwood Town

League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Grays Athletic 38 53
8. AFC Sudbury 38 52
9. Canvey Island 38 51
10. Felixstowe & Walton United 38 50
11. Tilbury 38 49
12. Barking 38 47
13. Brentwood Town 38 45

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